Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: India-Nepal

India wants Nepal not to allow foreigners to use trans-border rail link, cites security

Official sources say since India and Nepal have visa-free travel, other countries' nationals would make travel cumbersome due to immigration, customs and visa-checking procedures.

Nepal Army chief embarks on four-day visit to India to bolster defence ties

During his visit to New Delhi on the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Gen. Sharma will be conferred with the title of honorary 'General of Indian Army', the Nepal Army said.

India, Nepal review progress of key cross-border railway projects

The two countries signed an SOP and MoU to ensure early start of the rail services and also discussed the ongoing works on two broad gauge railway lines, the MEA said.

Friendship with India & China of ‘paramount importance’ in our foreign policy: Nepal at UN

Speaking at the UN General Assembly debate, the new Nepal Foreign Minister said that their worldview is shaped by its adherence to the principle of 'amity with all & enmity with none'.

Jaishankar agrees to take India-Nepal alliance forward in meeting with Nepalese counterpart

This was the first meeting between the two ministers. On 22 September, Nepal PM had appointed Narayan Khadka as foreign minister to lead the country's delegation to the ongoing UNGA.

In a ‘bhai-bhai ka rishta’, Nepal refuses to be India’s younger brother. It wants equality

In 'Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties', former Indian ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, views the country's evolution throughout the years.

‘Reprehensible, disgraceful’ — Nepal govt over burning of PM Modi’s effigies in Kathmandu

The statement from Nepal's home ministry came after some students burnt effigies of PM Modi during protests over the death of a Nepalese youth near the border with India in July.

India, Nepal sign MoUs to rebuild over 100 health & heritage projects damaged in 2015 quake

According to the Indian embassy, the projects will be reconstructed at a cost of 420 crore Nepalese rupees ($36 million).

India’s integrated check posts are boosting regional connectivity but challenges remain

CSEP think tank researcher looked at India's icreasing trade and passenger movement with Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh to find why Delhi is pushing for border infrastructure development.

PM Modi speaks to new Nepal PM Deuba, says will work together to ‘enhance’ bilateral ties

Modi also congratulated his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba and said they will work together to better India-Nepal cooperation, including the fight against Covid pandemic.

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.